Patriotic Gore by Edmund Wilson

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Critical/biographical portraits of such notable figures as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Ambrose Bierce, Mary Chesnut, William Tecumseh Sherman, and Oliver Wendell Holmes prove Wilson to be the consummate witness to the most eloquently recorded era in American history

- Powell's Books

The 56th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 49th on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)

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